Penn iGEM

Documentation for Medal Requirements

Below we've shown how Penn iGEM 2013 fulfilled the requirements for the bronze, silver, and gold medals and provided documentation for how we did so.

Bronze Medal Requirements

Register the team, have a great summer, and plan to have fun at the Regional Jamboree. Done.

Successfully complete and submit the iGEM 2013 Judging form. Done.

Create and share a Description of the team's project using the iGEM wiki and the team's parts using the Registry of Standard Biological Parts.
Check out our Description here

Plan to present a Poster and Talk at the iGEM Jamboree. Done.

Document at least one new standard BioBrick Part or Device used in your project/central to your project and submit this part to the iGEM Registry (submissions must adhere to the iGEM Registry guidelines). A new application of, and outstanding documentation (quantitative data showing the Part's/ Device's function), of a previously existing BioBrick part in the 'Experience' page of that part's Registry entry also counts. Please note you must submit this new part to the iGEM Registry.
Check out part BBa_K1128001 here

Silver Medal Requirements

Experimentally validate that at least one new BioBrick Part or Device of your own design and construction works as expected. Done.

Document the characterization of this part in the 'Main Page' of that Part's/Device's Registry entry Submit this new part to the iGEM Parts Registry (submissions must adhere to the iGEM Registry guidelines)
Part Number(s): BBa_K1128001

For a detailed, graphical explanation of the MaGellin work flow, please download the MaGellin Workflow Specifications Sheet, which includes all of the steps in the MaGellin workflow.

Your project may have implications for the environment, security, safety and ethics and/or ownership and sharing. Describe one or more ways in which these or other broader implications have been taken into consideration in the design and execution of your project.

See Our Human Practices Page

Gold Medal Requirements

Help any registered iGEM team from another school or institution by, for example, characterizing a part, debugging a construct, or modeling or simulating their system.

We helped the Purdue team by participating in their survey and consulting them via web conference about our thoughts on their attempt to improve biobrick characterization

Outline and detail a new approach to an issue of Human Practice in synthetic biology as it relates to your project, such as safety, security, ethics, or ownership, sharing, and innovation.

Check out our article on the ethics of manipulating the human epigenome. It has been accepted for publication by the Penn Bioethics Journal.